Indiana hasn't cornered the market on talented St. Louis area cornerback Antonio Gully, but the Hoosiers are definitely making an impression.
The 5-11, 175-pounder recently made an unofficial visit to IU, coming for Indiana's 38-14 win over Kentucky Sept. 17. Gully made the trip along with his high school coach and a couple of teammates, and stayed long enough afterwards to meet a couple of the players and talk with his recruiting coach, IU passing game coordinator Matt Canada.
"It was nice," said Gully. "I was talking to them about football and what it's like at Indiana. They say it's a pretty nice place."
Gully has emerged as a top target for the Hoosiers. A three-star recruit according to Scout.com, Gully plays at Cardinal Ritter College Prep, where he recorded 37 tackles and nine interceptions as a junior. That sort of production has opponents steering clear of him this fall, as Cardinal Ritter is off to a 2-2 start.
"I'm playing corner on defense, and I'm not getting that much of a chance (to make plays)," said Gully. "They don't throw to my side or run to my side too much. If they do, they do it very little."
Gully, who also plays wide receiver, has approximately a dozen scholarship offers, including one from Indiana. Among the other schools showing interest are Illinois, Michigan State, Boston College, Nebraska and Houston, among others. Gully made an unofficial visit to Illinois recently as well, traveling to Champaign for last weekend's 61-14 Illini loss to Michigan State.
Gully doesn't have a timetable for making a decision, nor has he set up any unofficial visits. But that doesn't necessarily mean that his decision is months away.
"I would like to make it as soon as possible," said Gully. "As soon as I know what school I want to go to, that's when I'll make my decision. If it's during the season or after the season, I'll do it then."
In the meantime, he said he's trying to sort through all of the schools who have been after to get a better gauge as to how big a priority he is for each program.
"Right now I'm just trying to figure out who wants me the most," said Gully. "Indiana seems like it wants me a lot."
Gully Impressed By IU Visit
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